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Calendar for July 28

*NOTE: Check availability and location of all Hawaii Volcanoes National Park events.

Arts and Exhibits

ADVERTISING


TODAY, July 14

FRIDAY, Aug. 3

ABSTRACT ONLY! ART EXHIBIT

Where: Wailoa Center, 200 Piopio St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Friday (opening reception and awards ceremony); exhibit on display during regular center hours through Aug. 30

Details: Come meet the artists and learn about abstract art during the opening reception, which is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Contact: Wailoa Center, 933-0416, wailoa@yahoo.com

Classes

TODAY, July 28

CONSCIOUS COMMUNICATION: HOW TO ENGAGE IN THOUGHTFUL EXPRESSION AND ACTIVE LISTENING

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 2 p.m. today

Details: Learn some powerful and effective active listening techniques, including nonverbal communication, summarizing for understanding and asking appropriate questions. Walk away with some practical tools you can immediately put to use to become a better communicator at home, in the workplace and in the world.

Contact: Justin Rajkowski, 933-8890, justin.rajkowski@librarieshawaii.org

SUNDAY, July 29

PAPER MARBLING

Where: Hawaii Creative Retreats Studio, 614 Kilauea Ave., Suite 103, No. 25, Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

Details: Make unique marbled paper using water-based suminagashi pigments. All materials and light refreshments provided. Cost is $25; space is limited. Register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

Contact: Sara Krosch, 520-389-0620, hawaiicreativeretreats@gmail.com

MONDAY, July 30

SEED SHARING SYSTEMS WITH ILANA STOUT

Where: Laupahoehoe Public Library, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe

When: 6 p.m. Monday

Details: All community members are welcome to join in these first steps toward creating a lasting seed library at the library. This class builds upon the knowledge gained in the seed saving workshop. Learn about seed sharing systems, including seed share stations, seed circles, seed exchanges and seed libraries and discuss some of the challenges involved in sharing seed and some strategies to make seed sharing more effective.

Contact: Susan Collins, 962-2229, susan.collins@librarieshawaii.org

BON DANCE PRACTICE

Where: Hilo Higashi Hongwanji, 216 Mohouli St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Monday and Aug. 6

Details: In the social hall. Free to the public.

Contact: The Rev. Marcos Sawada or Roy Hamakawa, 935-8968, hilohigashi@gmail.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 2

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS

Where: Hawaii Innovation Center, 117 Keawe St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Thursday

Details: Learn about entrepreneurship, key ingredients for business success, steps involved in starting your own business and sources of capital. Cost is $25. Register at www.hisbdc.org.

Contact: Lydia Santiago, 933-0776, lydia.santiago@hisbdc.org

HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: Beginning on Thursday

Details: Free. Designed for adults. Learn Hawaiian chants, songs and prayers. Beginner 2 class is at 1 p.m. Thursdays; intermediate class is at 3 p.m. Thursdays. Classes hosted in the program room. It is recommended students have some experience with the Hawaiian language. To register, email lesmeri.puakea@gmail.com.

Contact: Justin Rajkowski, 933-8890, justin.rajkowski@librarieshawaii.org

COMING

SUNDAY CLAY — HIGH FIRE!

Where: Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano

When: 11:30 a.m. or 2:45 p.m. beginning Aug. 5

Details: All skill levels are welcome to the VAC ceramic studio, where they will be working with stoneware, clay and high-fire reduction glazes. Those new to clay will be guided step-by-step through the basics of using the potter’s wheel or hand-building techniques. Continuing students and those with previous experience are encouraged to develop their skills and are welcome to pursue more advanced directions with the instructor’s helpful input. This eight-week workshop is slated for Sundays through Sept. 30, with no class Aug. 12. Cost for either session is $200 or $180 for VAC members, plus a $15 materials fee. To register, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, 967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

UNDERSTANDING WORKERS COMPENSATION

Where: Hawaii Innovation Center, 117 Keawe St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Aug. 9

Details: Business owners will learn about Workers Compensation laws, how to best handle Workers Compensation administration requirements and how to mitigate their company’s exposures to the loss at work. Cost is $20. Register at www.hisbdc.org.

Contact: Lydia Santiago, 933-0776, lydia.santiago@hisbdc.org

ZENTANGLE — SUCCULENT GARDENS

Where: Hawaii Creative Retreats Studio, 614 Kilauea Ave., Suite 103, No. 25, Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Aug. 12

Details: Learn this fun pattern drawing method and create realistic, abstract and stylized designs inspired by succulents and cacti. No experience necessary. All materials and light refreshments included. Cost is $30. Space limited; register at ww.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

Contact: Sara Krosch, 520-389-0620, hawaiicreativeretreats@gmail.com

DIVORCE CARE SUPPORT GROUP

Where: New Hope Hilo, 840 Kupulau Road, Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Mondays, Aug. 13-Nov. 19 (except holidays)

Details: For adults and keiki. Find help, hope and healing in this class for those experiencing separation or divorce. The format combines videos with small group discussion. The environment is caring, safe and confidential. Onetime fee of $17 for materials for adults. Scholarships available.

Contact: Connie Ichinose, 896-4926, connieichinose@gmail.com

YOGA BASICS FOR ADULTS

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. Aug. 14

Details: Librarian Gretchen Andrews also is a certified yoga teacher. She will demonstrate yoga breathing techniques along with simple postures using only a chair as a prop. It is recommended to wear loose, comfortable clothing and it is not necessary to bring a yoga mat. Free.

Contact: Justin Rajkowski, 933-8890, justin.rajkowski@librarieshawaii.org

MAKE YOUR OWN PICKLED VEGGIES AND YOGURT

Where: Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano

When: 10 a.m. Aug. 18

Details: Learn the step-by-step process of making your own fermented vegetables and probiotic-rich yogurt. Class will focus on lactic-acid fermentation, or fermentation by naturally occurring anaerobic bacteria, and also discuss the health benefits of fermented foods. Participants also will how to make yogurt at home using the dairy of their choice, and we will discuss methods for dairy-free yogurt. Each student will take home their own fermented vegetables and yogurt culture. All supplies and organic ingredients will be provided; no cooking skills necessary. Cost is $55 or $50 for VAC members. Pre-registration is required; call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, 967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

ADULT WIRE JEWELRY CLASS WITH ALEX MIDDLETON

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: Noon on Aug. 18

Details: Tools and supplies will be provided, and sign-up is required at the reference desk. Limited seating of 10 participants. Recommended for ages 14 and older.

Contact: Justin Rajkowski, 933-8890, justin.rajkowski@librarieshawaii.org

MEDICAL QIGONG FOR CHRONIC PAIN

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m. Saturdays beginning Aug. 21 (register by Aug. 10)

Details: Learn to manage chronic pain, respiratory issues, etc. It is balance of movement and meditation for a proactive, low-impact and non-drug approach to health. Nine classes total through Sept. 29. Cost is $80. Register at www.hiqi4health.org.

Contact: Jana Ching, 961-6922, jana.hiqi@gmail.com

LITTLE FIRE ANT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Where: Hawaii Department of Agriculture, 16 E. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Aug. 24

Details: Free; monthly workshop. Learn some ant biology basics, then be guided through the various management techniques including practical demonstrations on how to mix and apply the HAL gel bait. There is a break for lunch. Past clinics have been very well-attended, so get your booking in early as there are limited seats available. Email or call the contact person below to book a place.

Contact: Heather Forester, 315-5656, heather.forester@littlefireants.com

WAIHO‘OLU‘U OLA INDIGO DYEING WORKSHOP

Where: Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano

When: 12:30 p.m. Aug. 25

Details: Learn the process of creating with nature’s oldest natural dye, indigo. Use traditional methods of banding and folding in traditional and modern shibori styles to create patterns as you explore the alchemy of the beautiful plant pigment. All dye stuff will be provided and the fabric is natural fiber and sustainable. Each participant will leave with a new skill and understanding of indigo dye, as well as their own finished sample pieces. Cost is $55 or $50 for VAC members, plus a $25 supply fee. No experience necessary. Space limited; pre-registration required. Call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, 967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

ACRYLIC PAINT POURING

Where: Hawaii Creative Retreats Studio, 614 Kilauea Ave., Suite 103, No. 25, Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Aug. 26

Details: Learn the basics of this abstract painting method and create a couple of unique pieces with a few new tricks. No experience necessary. All materials and light refreshments included. Cost is $25. Space limited; register at www.hawaiicreativeretreats.com.

Contact: Sara Krosch, 520-389-0620, hawaiicreativeretreats@gmail.com

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Aug. 31 and Nov. 30

Details: Join fiber artist and nationally recognized gourd artist Jelena Clay for a workshop about lauhala weaving. Lauhala leaves come from the hala tree, a very special Pacific island tree. Learn how to select, prepare and dye lauhala leaves. Each student will have the opportunity to create a lauhala bookmark. Lauhala kits also can be purchased to create more. Free, but park fees apply.

Contact: Anisha Clay, 967-8222, anisha@volcanoartcenter.org

VA BENEFITS BRIEF

Where: Kona Vet Center, Hale Kui Plaza, Suite 207, 73-4976 Kamanu St., Kailua-Kona

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 10 and 24

Details: The goal is to inform veterans, their family members or anyone in the community who has questions about veterans benefits, issues or services. Call the center to schedule an appointment. No walk-ins. Call 329-0574.

Contact: Kona Vet Center, 329-0574, maricar.souza@va.gov

Clubs

THURSDAY, Aug. 2

BIG ISLAND COIN CLUB

Where: Kamana Senior Center, 127 Kamana St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Details: The New England Numismatic Association and BICC collaboration Henry Opukuhaia Medals are being minted and will be available from the BICC soon. Ongoing details of design, mintages and costs will be covered during this meeting.

Contact: Steve Nemeth, 935-1035, steve.nemeth891@gmail.com

COMING

COFFEE AND ELECTRIC CAR MEET UP

Where: Kilauea Lodge and Restaurant, 19-3948 Old Volcano Road, Volcano Village

When: 9 a.m. Aug. 4

Details: Electric car owners will be available to share their knowledge and experiences with the public. If you have an electric car, join. If you’re in the market for one and have questions, come by and owners can address your questions.

Contact: Noel Morin, 987-7428, nmorin99@yahoo.com

HAWAIIAN QUILT CLUB

Where: Keaau Community Center, 16-192 Pili Mua St., Keaau

When: 9 a.m. Aug. 4

Details: Members of the community are welcome to meeting. Club members are happy to teach guests how to sew a Hawaiian pillow or wall hanging. Patterns available.

Contact: Merci, 959-7967, mercimana@gmail.com

SENIORS OF PARADISE

Where: HPP Activity Center, 15-1570 Makuu Drive, Hawaiian Paradise Park

When: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 6

Details: Are you 55 or older and live in HPP or surrounding areas? Join the club for an ice cream social and potluck meal, as well as some fun, games and camaraderie. The board will provide the desert, so bring a main or side dish to share. Learn hula, share your favorite craft and take a field trip to discover the hidden gems of the island we call home.

Contact: Gail Lakritz, 498-4361, sassyfighter@gmail.com

HAWAII PHOTO SHOOTERS

Where: Komohana Research and Extension Center, Room D-202, 875 Komohana St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Aug. 9

Details: Members Lee Schechtman and Joy San Buenaventura will select a winner of the annual “People” photo contest. Also, member Mary Konczyk will give a presentation to correct misconceptions about legal issues involved with photographing people. Free and open to the public.

Contact Name: Susan Miyasaka, 969-8258, sc_miyasaka@yahoo.com

DAV CHAPTER NO. 6 HILO (DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS)

Where: Kamana Senior Center, 127 Kamana St., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Aug. 11

Details: Dedicated to empowering veterans, their families and widows by ensuring they have access to their full range of benefits. Free, professional assistance for obtaining these benefits and services, outreach programs and representation at all governing bodies. Any man or woman, honorably discharged, who was wounded, gassed, injured or disabled in the line of duty during time of war, while in any branch of service, even still on active service are eligible for membership. Second Saturday of each month.

Contact: Myron, 218-779-5044, DAV.hichapter6@gmail.com

FRIENDS OF THE ZOO ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Where: Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, 800 Stainback Highway, Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Aug. 18

Details: In the main pavilion at the zoo. There will be the election of board members and officers followed by a potluck lunch. Come join the Friends at the zoo and meet fellow animal lovers.

Contact: Nina S. Bremer, 982-7798, nsbremer@gmail.com

Health

TODAY, July 28

SECOND ANNUAL MALAMA NA KEIKI FESTIVAL

Where: Na‘alehu Park

When: 9 a.m. today

Details: Expecting mothers, women considering pregnancy, young families and supporting ohana are invited for a day of health education, community resources and interactive keiki activities. Local health agencies will be in attendance to share about health services available to families. Free health vision exams, hearing screenings and immunization information. Also, locally sourced healthy food, music, keiki performances, Zumba and more. Free and open to the public.

Contact: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, 969-9220, contact@hmono.org

COMING

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Hilo Medical Center, Learning Center, second floor, 1190 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. Aug. 7

Details: Did you know half of adults in Hawaii have Type 2 Diabetes or Pre-diabetes? Subject matter experts will provide information that will address concerns relating to both conditions. First Tuesday of each month

Contact: Colleen Talich, 932-3034, ctalich@hhsc.org

AYURVEDA, THE SCIENCE OF HEALTH AND LONGEVITY FROM ANCIENT INDIA

Where: Laupahoehoe Public Library, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe

When: 6 p.m. Aug. 13

Details: Ayurveda shows how simple ingredients available in your garden or kitchen cupboard can not only make food more delicious, but also balance the physiology to create harmony with nature. Learn a simple way to tell which tastes and activities resonate best for your body type and discover various approaches designed to enhance health, wholeness and bliss. Sample Indian food as well.

Contact: Gabrielle Casart, 962-2229, hlacirc@librarieshawaii.org

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Hilo Medical Center Cafeteria, 1190 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 11:30 a.m. Aug. 18

Details: Meet new friends, share experiences and provide mutual support in an environment that’s friendly and safe. Meets the third Saturday of each month. Open to all ostomates, pre-ostomy patients, caregivers, interested medical professionals and the public.

Contact: Sandy Wright, 339-7640, OstomyGroup@yahoo.com

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Oki Conference Room, 688 Kinoole St., Suite 2115A, Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 31

Details: Monthly support group that helps people gain understanding and empathy for loved ones living with and recovering from mental illness. Learn more, connect with others and feel empowered.

Contact: Carol Denis, 935-0615, carold2654@hawaiiantel.net

AROMATHERAPY WORKSHOP

Where: American College of Healthcare Sciences, 81-958 Halekii St., 5C, Kealakekua

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 4-9

Details: Learn about the current Issues in aromatherapy. The workshop covers essential oil chemistry, safety, quality assessment, client intakes and therapeutic aromatherapy blending. It also includes exploratory tours of traditional Hawaiian plants and natural product-making. Continuing education hours available for aromatherapists, massage therapists and others.

Contact: Tracey Abell, 487-8839, info@achs.edu

Just for Keiki

TUESDAY, July 31

TUESDAY ART DAYS

Where: Puna Covenant Church, 16-647 Old Volcano Road, Keaau

When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Free art (painting/drawing technique and other creative projects), tap dance (bring old shoes if can) and woodworking (using basic tools) classes for keiki in grades 1-6. Call the church at the number below to register.

Contact: Kathleen Sheffield, 966-9622, punaccc@msn.com

PAJAMA JAMMIE JAM

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

Details: Aunty Marsha will host this special story time before bedtime in the children’s room of the library. Get comfy and cozy with bedtime stories and music as you wind down your busy day. All ages welcome; bedtime attire encouraged. You can even bring a blanket and pillow.

Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, gretchen.andrews@librarieshawaii.org

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1

“THE LAST UNICORN”

Where: Laupahoehoe Public Library, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe

When: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Brought to life by the luminary voice talents of Mis Farrow, Jeff Bridges, Angela Lansbury and Rene Auberjonois, this animated treasure is the story about a lonely unicorn who sets out on an extraordinary quest to find her lost brothers and sisters.

Contact: Gabrielle Casart, 962-2229, hlacirc@librarieshawaii.org

ATARI GAME DAY FOR TWEENS AND TEENS

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Come and try the new Atari Flashback 7 video game kit. Two players at one time. Registration is required; sign up at the children’s or young adult reference desk. Free; open to keiki ages 11-17.

Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, gretchen.andrews@librarieshawaii.org

ARTSY AFTERNOON FOR KIDS: CREATE A BUTTERFLY MAGNET

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday

Details: Make colorful tie-dyed butterfly magnet out of a coffee filter and a clothespin. Free; all materials will be supplied. Children 5 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, gretchen.andrews@librarieshawaii.org

COMING

DUCT TAPE CRAFT FOR KIDS WITH BEN FRANKLIN CRAFTS

Where: Hilo Public Library, Children’s Room, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 1:30 p.m. Aug. 11

Details: Create a special dry erase board to take home. All supplies will be provided. Free; suitable for all ages. Children 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, gretchen.andrews@librarieshawaii.org

GYOTAKU: FISH PRINTING FOR KEIKI

Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. Aug. 12 (register by July 28)

Details: For ages 7-12. Cost is $25.50 for members, $30 nonmembers. All supplies included. Introductory workshop in the art of gyotaku. Learn the background and historical context of the practice and beginner-level techniques for creating fish prints.

Contact: Kellie Miyazu, 961-5711, YAS@ehcc.org

SPECIAL STORY TIME WITH KA PAALANA

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 16

Details: Special guests from the Ka Paalana Program will present a Hawaiian story and activity. Ka Paalana is a Hawaiian traveling preschool that supports the community by offering this special Hawaiian-themed event. Free for all ages; caregivers encouraged to attend.

Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, gretchen.andrews@librarieshawaii.org

CUPCAKE STORY TIME FOR KIDS

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 25

Details: Stop in for a special Saturday morning program for a story with a cupcake theme. Refreshments will be provided. No outside food or dink permitted.

Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, gretchen.andrews@librarieshawaii.org

READING TAILS WITH PIERRE AND MAILE

Where: Hilo Public Library, Children’s Room, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Aug. 25

Details: Youngsters are encouraged to practice and improve their reading skills by reading to Pierre the certified therapy dog. Readers choose their own books during this special time.

Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, gretchen.andrews@librarieshawaii.org

ALL GAMES DAY FOR KIDS

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Aug. 29 and Sept. 26

Details: Board games are a great way to get young minds thinking in fun and creative ways. Youngsters are invited to play games after school on this special day. Come for some friendly competition and fun, and make friends along the way. Free; suitable for keiki of all ages and families.

Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, gretchen.andrews@librarieshawaii.org

TEEN CRAFTER–NOON: TISSUE PAPER VASE AND PEN HOLDER

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 3 p.m. Aug. 29

Details: Using tissue paper and recycled glass jars to create a covered vase or pen holder. Free; open to ages 12-19. Supplies will be provided, just bring your imagination.

Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, gretchen.andrews@librarieshawaii.org

HARRY POTTER CLUB

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Sept. 5

Details: Welcome back fellow Harry Potter students. Come create house tags for each of the houses: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff. Members will use hammers to pound letters into metal tags to show which house is their favorite. There also will be a meeting to discuss the next Harry Potter Club. Members direct the club through an advisory board and come up with activities for the next meeting.

Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, gretchen.andrews@librarieshawaii.org

VOLCANOES AND THEIR HAZARDS

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Sept. 18

Details: Learn about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis with Dave Carvalho from the Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Hands-on materials, activities and fun. Free; suitable for all ages. Children 5 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, gretchen.andrews@librarieshawaii.org

Performances

TODAY, July 28

AUDITIONS FOR “WILLY WONKA”

Where: Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. today

Details: Performers of all ages and experience levels are invited. Bring your head shot and performance resume, if you have one. Come prepared to sing at least 16 bars of a song of your choosing. A pianist will be provided; bring your own sheet music. Also come prepared for scene readings and dressed to move for a dance audition.

Contact: Morgen, 934-7010, info@hilopalace.com

DENNIS AND CHRISTY SOARES

Where: Merriman’s Restaurant, 65-1227 Opelo Road, Waimea

When: 2 p.m. today

Details: Live acoustic music. Great food, great people, great music.

Contact: Dennis Soares, 345-1800, dennis_soares@hotmail.com

MUSIC TO GET YA MOVIN’

Where: Hilo Town Tavern, 168 Keawe St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. today

Details: Jazz Mele plays classic jazz standards, swing, boogie-woogie, jump blues and Latin grooves for listening and dancing.

Contact: Lou Ann Gurney, 982-6012, lagsings@mac.com

MISS HAWAII FILIPINA STATE PAGEANT

Where: Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, 201-323 Manono St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. today

Details: Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $18 at the door.

Contact: Danny Marcos, 981-0613, danny.marcos808@gmail.com

NA WAI CHAMBER CHOIR CONCERT

Where: First United Protestant Church, 1350 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 7:30 p.m. today

Details: Concert is titled “Moloka‘i Nui a Hina,” and will feature works that honor the stories and places of Moloka‘i, as well as premiere new and contemporary works that honor the texts of Hawaiian monarchs through the lens of modern composers. This kauwela season, come and explore a diverse array of choral music that embraces the connectedness between the past and present. Directed by Jace Kaholokula Saplan.

Contact: Lilinoe Kauahikaua, 854-9422, lkauahik@hawaii.edu

KDEN PRESENTS “OLIVER!”

Where: UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7:30 p.m. today; 2:30 p.m. Sunday

Details: “Oliver!” is the musical version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale “Oliver Twist” and features such memorable songs a “Where is Love?”, “As Long As He Needs Me,” “Food Glorious, Food” and “Who Will Buy?” Tickets are $20 general, $15 senior 60+/students and $12 for children 12 and younger and are available at Kilauea General Store, Keaau Natural Foods, Basically Books and The Most Irresistible Shop in Hilo.

Contact: Suzi Bond, 982-7344, kden73@aol.com

TUESDAY, July 31

HILO HULA TUESDAY AT THE BANDSTAND

Where: Mooheau Park Bandstand, 329 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesday

Details: Free lively hour of music and hula. This week, Hoku Pa‘a with Darlene Ahuna, Tani Waipa and Duane Yamada.

Contact: Dinnie Kysar, 896-7284, destinationhilo@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1

HAWAII WRITERS GUILD PRESENTS WRITERS’ VOICES

Where: Thelma Parker Public Library, 67-1209 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea

When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

Details: An evening of original readings by Guild members. Following the readings, members of the audience will have an opportunity to question the writers about their work and writing lives.

Contact: Joy Fisher, 238-0551, jfisher979@yahoo.ca

COMING

THE JEFF GAETH QUARTET

Where: Lava Shack, 15-2929 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa

When: 6 p.m. Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1 and Jan. 5

Details: Live jazz. No cover charge.

Contact: Lava Shack, 965-6644, jeffgaeth@jeffgaeth.com

RAPID OHIA DEATH DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE

Where: Various locations

When: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 (Palace Theater, Hilo), 17 (Kahilu Theatre, Waimea) and 31 (Aloha Theatre, Kona)

Details: “Saving ‘Ohi‘a – Hawai‘i’s Sacred Tree.” This film highlights the importance of ‘ohi‘a and the current threat of rapid ‘ohi‘a death that is impacting thousands of acres of forest on Hawaii Island and now recently detected on Kauai. This is an opportunity to learn more about ‘ohi‘a, the two new fungal pathogens causing ROD and the team of scientists, conservationists and Hawaii residents determined to protect ‘ohi‘a forests.

Contact: Ambyr Mokiao-Lee, 989-7222, ambyr@hawaii.edu

KANIKAPILA FOR HALE IKI VILLAGE

Where: Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Aug. 26

Details: Join to raise funds to build Hale Iki Village, a village of tiny homes for those displaced by the ongoing eruption in lower Puna. Admission is $5 (but extra donations are happily accepted). Come and play your ukulele, guitar or ip, sing or just listen. All proceeds go to Hale Iki Village

Contact: Michelle Hryniuk, 745-7363, thehroost@hotmail.com

All Kine Stuffs

TODAY, July 28

RUMMAGE SALE

Where: Kinoole Baptist Church, 1815 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. today

Details: Come and dig for treasures. Proceeds to benefit the Baptist Collegiate Ministries for UH-Hilo students by supporting fun and wholesome activities.

Contact: Marlene Tamashiro, 937-4979, amtamashiro@yahoo.com

BISAC’S SIXTH ANNUAL SUMMER JAM

Where: Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-purpose Stadium, 350 Kalanikoa St., Hilo

When: 10 a.m. today

Details: Event includes a Strongman exhibition, 30 social service agency exhibitors, health and fitness expo tent with free keiki activities, Big Island Fusion, craft fair (30 vendors), fitness demonstrations, Big Island Showdown competition (bench and deadlift), bus pull competition, free keiki rides, games and activities, free educational activities and free entertainment. Best of all, it’s free to attend.

Contact: Hannah Preston-Pita, 557-4340, dr.hannah@bisac.com

35TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND FAMILY FUN DAY

Where: Keauhou Shopping Center, 78-6831 Alii Drive, No. 232, Kailua-Kona

When: Noon today

Details: Enjoy free entertainment, games, prizes, keiki activities, arts and crafts, food and more at Kona’s legendary gathering place. For more information, visit keauhoushoppingcenter.com.

Contact: Chris Aguinaldo, 489-3701, PR@6pillarsmarketing.com

BON ODORI

Where: Papaaloa Hongwanji Mission, 35-2026 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Papaaloa

When: 5 p.m. today

Details: Obon service followed by dancing at 6 p.m.

Contact: Carrie Luke-Knotts, 557-5526, carrielukeknotts@hawaiiantel.net

OBON SERVICE AND BON DANCE

Where: Hilo Hooganji Mission, 457 Manono St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. today; 9:30 a.m. Sunday (second obon service)

Details: Service followed by bon dance at 7:30 p.m. Concessions will include chicken katsu curry bowls, chili and rice, saimin, happy rice, andagi, assorted baked goods, ice shave, as well as cold-brew coffees and other beverages.

Contact: The Rev. Sohko Kuki, 935-8331, kuki@hilohooganji.org

SUNDAY, July 29

HILO HOOGANJI MISSION TOORO NAGASHI (FLOATING LANTERN) CEREMONY

Where: Wailoa Small Boat Harbor, Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Sunday

Details: This traditional ceremony is an annual event performed in the belief that it will help guide the souls of the departed to the spirit world.

Contact: The Rev. Sohko Kuki, 935-8331, kuki@hilohooganji.org

TUESDAY, July 31

TAISHOJI BON DANCE AND PRACTICE

Where: Taishoji Soto Mission, 275 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday (practice); 7 p.m. Aug. 4 (bon dance)

Details: All are welcome to attend practice and the bon dance. Practice is until 8:30 p.m. each night; dance is until 10:30 p.m.

Contact: The Rev. Shinsho Hata, 785-3072, shinsho.hata@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1

HAWAII ULU COOPERATIVE PRESENTATION

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday

Details: An informative presentation on the lanai. Learn about the organization’s mission, watch a short film and discover ways to prepare this dietary staple. Free and suitable for all ages.

Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, gretchen.andrews@librarieshawaii.org

THURSDAY, Aug. 2

SPECIAL STORYTIME AND CRAFT WITH LILI‘UOKALANI TRUST

Where: Hilo Public Library, Children’s Room, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 10:30 a.m. Thursday

Details: Free and suitable for all ages. Lili’uokalani Trust is a nonprofit human services agency with a mission to serve Hawaiian orphaned and destitute children. This organization provides counseling services, group programs and establishes partnerships with the community.

Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, gretchen.andrews@librarieshawaii.org

HULA VOICES

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 7 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 4 and Nov. 1

Details: An engaging, intimate “talk story” session with Hawaii Island’s hula practitioners who eat, sleep and live on the practice of hula and its associated arts. Embrace the opportunity to listen to kumu hula, longtime mumana (students) and artisans who live and breathe hula. Free, but park fees apply.

Contact: Anisha Clay, 967-8222, anisha@volcanoartcenter.org

COMING

FUNDRAISER FOR ANIMALS — MUSICIAN’S ESTATE YARD SALE

Where: Pole 11, Pikake Street, Fern Acres (follow signs from Highway 11 and South Kulani stoplight)

When: 7 a.m. Aug. 4

Details: All proceeds donated to Hui Pono Holoholona. Guitar, drum and piano books, 66 keyboard with stand, metronome, drum bass pedal, drum cases, cymbal stands, music stands, easels, spinner suitcases, miscellaneous items and more. Donations of cat food accepted for lava cat rescues at Pono Animal Way Sanctuary.

Contact: Ronda, 968-6462, paws@hphhawaii.org

HILO BETSUIN BWA GIGANTIC GARAGE SALE

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 7 a.m. Aug. 4

Details: Kitchenware including dinnerware from Japan, small appliances, books, toys, games, household goods, clothes for everyone, fabric, purses, jewelry, collectibles and more. Limited craft items made by BWA members. Boutique section. Free admission and ample parking.

Contact: Janice Higashi, 961-6848, jrhigashi@hawaiiantel.net

COUNTY COUNCIL TALK-STORY

Where: Kukuau Studios, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 4 p.m. Aug. 4

Details: An invitation to all voters and county council candidates from District 1 to District 5 to talk story about East Hawaii’s future growth and development. Come out and support your candidate and hear what they have to say.

Contact: William Halverson, 238-2250, billhalversen@gmail.com

BON DANCE

Where: Paauilo Kongoji Mission, 43-1461 Hauola Road, Paauilo

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 4

Details: Country-style summer obon celebration with live taiko drumming, good fun and fellowship. Dance preceded by temple service at 5:30 p.m., memorializing departed loved ones. All welcome.

Contact: The Rev. Clark Watanabe, 963-6308, chwatanabe@mac.com

ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC

Where: Church of the Holy Cross, 440 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 11:30 a.m. Aug. 5

Details: Chili and rice lunch, watermelon, shaved ice, games and Bingo after worship service.

Contact: Gloria Kobayashi, 959-4060, rkbuild@gmail.com

“MUSCLE SHOALS”

Where: Laupahoehoe Public Library, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe

When: 6 p.m. Aug. 6

Details: Documentary. Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Ala., helped create some of the most important and resonant songs of all time. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, Rick Hall brought black and white together to create music for the generations.

Contact: Gabrielle Casart, 962-2229, hlacirc@librarieshawaii.org

COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSION WITH HAWAII BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 9

Details: This organization offers a variety of services to the community. Information concerning child and adolescent behavioral health will be available. Representatives from the organization’s various programs will be presenting. Free and open to all ages.

Contact: Gretchen Andrews, 933-8890, gretchen.andrews@librarieshawaii.org

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Aug. 10, Sept. 14 and Oct. 12

Details: Join master lei maker Randy Lee on the front porch and watch and learn as he passes on his knowledge and craftsmanship of the iconic Hawaiian lei. This hands-on workshop uses the freshest of ferns, leaves and flowers Lee gathers from the Ola‘a rain forests. Free, but park fees apply.

Contact: Anisha Clay, 967-8222, anisha@volcanoartcenter.org

A TASTE OF TEA AND POTTERY FUNDRAISER

Where: Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano

When: 1 p.m. Aug. 12

Details: Cost is $30 or $25 for Volcano Art Center members, which includes your choice of one handmade tea cup or bowl, a tasting of several freshly brewed Hawaii-grown teas and participation in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Enjoy door prizes and a silent auction. Tea cakes and cookies and additional tea and tea cups will be available for sale. Proceeds will be used to help support the “Fire Arts” program at VAC. To purchase tickets, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, 967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

BON DANCE

Where: Hilo Higashi Hongwanji, 216 Mohouli St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Aug. 12

Details: Service at 6 p.m.; dance at 7 p.m. Free to the public. Food items (andagi, saimin, etc) and refreshments available for purchase at the concession.

Contact: The Rev. Marcos Sawada, 935-8968, hilohigashi@gmail.com

FREE CAT SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC

Where: 1177 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 8 a.m. Aug. 15-17 and 20

Details: Donations accepted. Also will be accepting cat food (canned and dry) donations for lava cat rescues. Make appointment via email or at www.hphhawaii.org. Space limited to 150 cats for the entire four days. Volunteers welcome.

Contact: Hui Pono Holoholona, 968-8279, paws@hphhawaii.org

FLOATING LANTERN PRE-DECORATING

Where: North Hawaii Hospice, 65-1328 Kawaihae Road, Waimea

When: 2 p.m. Aug. 16

Details: All interested in getting together to decorate your lanterns before the Aug. 26 floating lantern ceremony at the Fairmont Orchid hotel are invited to attend. Supplies are provided at no cost. Small donation for lantern to decorate. Contact the person below to register.

Contact: Inez Schultz, 885-7547, inez.schultz@northhawaiihospice.org

OPEN HOUSE

Where: Waiakea High School, 155 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Aug. 16

Details: A short PTSA meeting begins the evening in the cafeteria. A limited supply of chili bowls will be served. Classroom visitations (no teacher conferences) to meet teachers will follow until 7:30 p.m. School logo items available for sale in E-103.

Contact: Donna Tanabe, 974-4888, donna_tanabe@notes.k12.hi.us

HULA ARTS AT KILAUEA: ALOHA FRIDAY PROGRAM

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 21

Details: Join kumu hula Moses Kaho‘okele Crabbe of Halauolaokalani on the lanai, every third Friday of each month, as he shares his extensive knowledge of hula, language and chant for entry-level learners. Free, but park fees apply.

Contact: Anisha Clay, 967-8222, anisha@volcanoartcenter.org

“STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN”

Where: Laupahoehoe Public Library, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe

When: 6 p.m. Aug. 20

Details: They played on more No. 1 records than the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys and Elvis combined. Berry Gordy gathered the best musicians from the city’s thriving jazz and blues scene for his new record company: Motown. They called themselves the Funk Brothers and were the greatest hit machine in the history of popular music. This documentary tells their story.

Contact: Gabrielle Casart, 962-2229, hlacirc@librarieshawaii.org

ALOHA FRIDAY ON THE PORCH — LEI MAKING WITH KAIPO AH CHONG

Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

When: 11 a.m. Aug. 24, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 23 and Dec. 28

Details: This tropical agriculture farmer will share his expert lei-making skills with VAC visitors. As a member of Halau Na Kamalei, his unique experience marries the science of agriculture with Hawaiian lei and hula traditions. Free, but park fees apply.

Contact: Jenette, 967-8222, info@volcanoartcenter.org

SECOND ANNUAL OHIA LOVE FESTIVAL

Where: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, 600 ‘Imiloa Place, Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Aug. 26

Details: The goal of this free public event is to celebrate ohia and promote awareness about this important tree. Talks, demonstrations and educational booths will promote ways everyone can help prevent the spread of rapid ohia death. There also will be crafts, games, prizes, a photo booth, live music, hula, food vendors and free access to ‘Imiloa center and planetarium.

Contact: Ambyr Mokiao-Lee, 989-7222, ambyr@hawaii.edu

“TAKE ME TO THE RIVER”

Where: Laupahoehoe Public Library, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe

When: 6 p.m. Aug. 27

Details: This documentary celebrates the intergenerational, interracial and undeniable influence of Memphis, Tenn., on American culture and its music. This film brings award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together for a one-of-a-kind musical project.

Contact: Gabrielle Casart, 962-2229, hlacirc@librarieshawaii.org

POP-UP LEGAL ADVICE CLINIC

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 9 a.m. Aug. 31

Details: Volunteer attorneys will be available to meet individually to provide legal advice for the following types of cases: family law, divorce, child custody, child support, guardianships or adoptions, estate planning, District Court, bankruptcy, veterans benefits and other topics. Free to all low- and moderate-income individuals. Call 313-8210 by Aug. 1 to qualify and reserve your spot. Walk-ins will be accepted, but there is no guarantee that you will be seen by an attorney.

Contact: Justin Rajkowski, 933-8890, justin.rajkowski@librarieshawaii.org

SECOND ANNUAL BIG ISLAND BLUES FESTIVAL

Where: Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, 75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona

When: 4 p.m. Sept. 8

Details: There will be something for everyone to enjoy, from original blues music, local brews and unique vendors to delicious barbecue food and more. Unplug from the daily stresses of life and come enjoy yourself with some great live music. This is a family-friendly event for all ages. Tickets are $20; children 12 and younger are free. Tickets can be purchased at bigislandbluesfest.eventbrite.com.

Contact: Zackery Kuyten, 360-566-5039, offthegridpro@gmail.com

HILO HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1971 PINK PANTHERS

Where: Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu

When: 5 p.m. Sept. 28

Details: It’s time to celebrate during the 65th Birthday Bash Reunion. We need updated email addresses for classmates; please share with event chairman Ron or class president Lance Niimi.

Contact: Lance Niimi, 938-2694, lanceniimi@gmail.com

TASTE OF THE HAWAIIAN RANGE AGRICULTURE FESTIVAL AND GALA

Where: YMCA Minuke Ole Park and Mana Christian Ohana Hall, Waimea

When: 9 a.m. Sept. 29

Details: Offers outdoor agricultural-themed fun and educational activities before culminating with a tasting event showcasing locally produced food. Admission to the park exhibits is free. The 2018 installment of Cooking Pasture-Raised Beef 101 will be presented by Chef Edwin Goto of Waimea’s Village Burger and Noodle Club. Admission to the 2:30-4 p.m. culinary demo with sampling is $10. Featuring more than 20 culinary stations, the evening tasting event is open to 500 attendees. Admission to the alcohol-free event is $50 presale. Tickets are available online starting Aug. 1 at www.tasteofthehawaiianrange.com. A limited number of gala tickets also will be sold at Parker Ranch Store in Waimea.

Contact: Gina, 322-4892, rtnagata@gmail.com

WAIMEA OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL

Where: Multiple venues in Waimea, Kohala Coast and Kaupulehu

When: Begins 9 a.m. Jan. 1, 2019

Details: Jan. 1-9. Festival passes are available online at www.waimeaoceanfilm.org, with extra early purchase pass rates available. The festival brings an immersive visual experience to the island each January, offering guests heart-pounding adventure, giant surf, marine life, international expeditions and ocean action, all while garnering greater insight and understanding into the ocean environment and island culture. More than 60 films feature ocean experience, ocean environment, island culture, inspiring stories and epic adventure. In addition to the films, interactive presentations, exhibits and breakfast talks and ocean-based activities add a dynamic element to the festival. For event updates and additional information, visit www.waimeaoceanfilm.org or follow the festival on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Contact: Tania Howard, 854-6095, info@waimeaoceanfilm.org

ONGOING

Saturdays

HILO VETERANS CENTER

Where: 70 Lanihuli St., Suite No. 2, Hilo

When: 8 a.m. Saturdays

Details: Hilo Veterans Center has new office hours. A benefits briefing is hosted the first Thursday of each month from 9 a.m.-noon, with several other opportunities for veterans and their family members. Contact the center for more information. Also available are: shore fishing group, kanakapila group, art therapy group, stand-up paddling group, various golf activities, yoga, tai chi and a book club.

Contact: Maricar Souza, 969-3833

INSTANT DRAWING

Where: Ben Franklin, 333 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: Noon on Saturdays

Details: Learn to draw everything from plants to animals to people. For ages 10 and older. Cost is $17.50 for each two-hour class. Supply list given during the first class. You also can bring your own pencils, paper and drawing board.

Contact: Joy, 935-0005, tinacintron.art@gmail.com

Sundays

FARMERS MARKET AT HAMAKUA HARVEST

Where: Intersection of Mamane Street and Highway 19, Honokaa

When: 9 a.m. Sundays

Details: Features local farmers, fresh produce, artisanal products and ono food. Weekly entertainment, workshops, informational booths and youth-focused activities. SNAP/EBT purchases welcomed.

Contact: Lori Beach, 896-2151, info@hamakuaharvest.org

SUNDAY CLAY — HIGH FIRE! POTTERY CLASSES

Where: Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano

When: 11:30 a.m. or 2:45 p.m. Sundays

Details: Nine-week workshop. Cost for either session is $200; $185 for VAC members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 pounds of clay, including glazes and firing. Additional clay will be available for purchase. Get an introduction to working with and firing midrange stoneware. Open studio time will be available to registered students from 2-5 p.m. Wednesdays; cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the administration office front desk during business hours. Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate. Call or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to register.

Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, 967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

HILO BRIDGE CLUB

Where: Eagles Club, 16-111 Opukahaia St., Keaau

When: 12:30 p.m. Sundays; 11 a.m. Wednesdays

Details: Looking for social bridge players to join us in duplicate bridge. Cost is $5.

Contact: Harry Messenheimer, 965-1391

FREE DOG TRAINING AND SOCIAL EVENT

Where: Sidewalk nearest to the teahouse, Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo

When: 2 p.m. Sundays

Details: Come join the fun and share the love. Goals are problem solving via free training instruction and tools, and offering an advanced socialization experience. Bring a bowl for water.

Contact: Carl Oguss, 933-9763, easthawaiidogpsychologycenter@yahoo.com

Mondays

ZUMBA GOLD TONING

Where: YMCA, 300 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 6:30 a.m. Mondays

Details: Low-impact workout, suitable for all levels. Get fit, get toned, get inspired.

Contact: Harriet Rocha, 959-6405

SELF-DEFENSE FITNESS CLASS

Where: Kohala Village Hub, 55-514 Hawi Road, Hawi

When: 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

Details: Geared toward street-oriented self-defense and rooted in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Students will learn stance, footwork, striking techniques, defense and much more. For class schedule, visit www.kohalavillagehub.com.

Contact: Kohala Village Hub, 889-0404, info@kohalavillagehub.com

ZUMBA GOLD CHAIR

Where: YMCA, 300 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Details: Seated Zumba workout. Strengthen your core, increase your range of motion and stamina with this low-impact fitness class that offers the same benefits of Zumba Gold. All welcome.

Contact: Harriet Rocha, 640-3876

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

Where: Serenity House, 15-2579 Pahoa-Keaau Road, Pahoa

When: Noon on Mondays

Details: If willpower is not working, turn to Overeaters Anonymous. This is not a diet or calories club. No dues or fees. Newcomers are welcome.

Contact: 345-2753, viviansuet@hotmail.com

FAMILY YOGA

Where: Yoga Centered, 37 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 3 p.m. Mondays

Details: Forty-five minutes of family fun yoga with Auntie Cat. Kids are free; adults $5.

Contact: Yoga Centered, 934-7233, frontdesk@yogacentered.com

TRADITIONAL WADO KARATE TRAINING

Where: Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

Details: Beginners class, 5-6 p.m.; advanced class, 6-7 p.m. Visitors welcome to observe and participate.

Contact: Craig, 987-1465

ZUMBA

Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, 326 Desha Ave., Keaukaha

When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays

Details: Fun, upbeat and sure to be a good workout. All are welcome. Free and open to the public. Visit HMONO.org/events for all class dates and times.

Contact: Pua, 969-9220, contact@hmono.org

AERIAL ARTS CLASSES

Where: Pacific Gymnastics, 215B Railroad Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays, 5 p.m. Wednesdays; 5 p.m. Fridays

Details: Students learn skills on different apparatuses including silks, hammock, straps and hoop. You won’t get bored. Beginners welcome. Preregistration with payment required.

Contact: Bella, 938-8002, m.aerialco@gmail.com

MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Mondays

Details: An all-inclusive jam session with a rotating house band. Created to strengthen the Big Island jazz community through networking and jamming. Bring your favorite charts and the instrument of your choice or enjoy the vibrations of people improvising together in the jazz tradition. Free; all ages welcome.

Contact: Kukuau Studio, 464-3388, kukuaustudio@gmail.com

ZEN BUDDHIST MEDITATION

Where: Taishoji Soto Mission, 275 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 6:30 p.m. Mondays

Details: Join Taishoji members for zazen (sitting meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation). Access from Kilauea Avenue. Free.

Contact: The Rev. Shinsho Hata, 785-3072, shinsho.hata@gmail.com

FREE ESL CLASS

Where: UH-Hilo, Building K, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

Details: Open to the public. Two levels: Beginning and intermediate. Classes held in K107 and K109. Practice English, make friends and have fun.

Contact: Bela Conley Ramsay, 932-7243, bela@hawaii.edu

BEGINNING CHARLESTON DANCE

Where: Aloha Wellness Center, 239 Haili St., Hilo

When: 8 p.m. Mondays

Details: Charleston is an integral part of swing and can add variety and interest to your dance. New dancers and those who want to expand their swing repertoires are welcome. No partner necessary. Six-week session for $35; discounts for multiple classes or if you bring a new student; $10 drop-ins.

Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, hoaloha@hawaiiantel.net

BEGINNING SWING DANCE

Where: Aloha Wellness Center, 239 Haili St., Hilo

When: 8 p.m. Mondays

Details: Experience Lindy hop, the original form of swing dance and an outrageously popular American dance from the Big Band era. Beginners welcome. Get personalized instruction in small classes, benefiting from guidance from more experienced Lindy hoppers. Six weeks; cost is $35 or only $20 if you bring a new student. Drop-ins $10. No experience or partner necessary.

Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, hilohepcats@gmail.com

Tuesdays

HILO SUNRISE CHAPTER — BNI NETWORKING MEETING

Where: Hilo Woman’s Club, 7 Lele St., Hilo

When: 7 a.m. Tuesdays

Details: For local business professionals who value word-of-mouth marketing and are seeking to network, refer business to each other and build a better business community.

Contact: Sharla Sare, 430-1787

BASIC STRETCH AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE CLASS

Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, Hilo Office, 1438 Kilauea Ave.

When: 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Details: Basic stretches and muscular endurance exercises that will help improve your flexibility and strength. Designed for all ages; geared toward those needing to maintain or increase mobility, and those wanting a gentle stretch. Free.

Contact: Kalani Lawson, 969-9220, kalani@hmono.org

LIBRARY BENEFIT BOOKSTORE

Where: Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo

When: 11 a.m. Tuesdays

Details: All proceeds to benefit the Hilo Public Library. Hardbacks for $1, paperbacks for 50 cents.

Contact: Dale R. Huber, 966-4386, dalerhuber@gmail.com

HAKALAU FARMERS MARKET AND FOODSHARE

Where: Botanical World Adventures, 31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Hakalau

When: 3 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Island, organic produce, pizza and other hot food, raw honey, desserts, arts and crafts and live music provided by the Alternative Medicine Band.

Contact: Linda Jenson, 747-0467, ldjenson@gmail.com

AIKIDO CLASSES FOR GRADES 3-6

Where: Aikido of Hilo, 29 Shipman St., No. 203, Hilo

When: 4:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays

Details: For children ages 8-11. Students learn self-discipline, respect, greater focus and awareness in noncompetitive classes featuring exercise, strengthening and aikido’s nonviolent self-defense. Cost is $60 per month; families $90.

Contact: Barbara Klein, 935-2454, AikidoOfHilo@gmail.com

THERAPEUTIC BASIC FLOW (YOGA) CLASSES

Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, Hilo Office, 1438 Kilauea Ave.

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Details: Classes are free. Register today.

Contact: Kalani Lawson, 969-9220, kalani@hmono.org

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

Where: Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: It is not a diet club, but a fellowship of people recovering from compulsive overeating. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. No dues, fees or weigh-ins.

Contact: OA contact, 345-2753

YOGA

Where: Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi, 326 Desha Ave., Keaukaha

When: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Details: Beginners and experienced welcome. Designed for all ages. Get active, increase flexibility and improve your overall health. Free and open to the public. Visit HMONO.org/events for all class dates and times.

Contact: Pua, 969-9220, contact@hmono.org

ZUMBA FITNESS

Where: Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Free. Feel stronger, younger and healthier. Safe, easy-to-follow cardio dancing to Latin-inspired and contemporary hits.

Contact: Dee Torres, 938-9101, dtorres@hawaiiantel.net

HAVE FUN WITH WATERCOLOR

Where: Ben Franklin, 333 Kilauea Ave., Hilo

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Experimental and traditional techniques to bring the fun of watercolor to your eyes and hands. No previous experience necessary. Supply list given during the first class. For ages 11 and older. Cost is $17.50 per two-hour class.

Contact: Joy, 935-0005, tinacintron.art@gmail.com

LIFE DRAWING

Where: Kukuau Studio, 43 Kukuau St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: The Hilo Artists Hui has moved to a new location for this weekly event. Working with a live model is a great way to sharpen your drawing skills. Cost is $10 per session. Bring your own drawing supplies, including a drawing board or easel. If younger than 18 years old, you must have parental permission to attend.

Contact: Robert Weiss, 557-0097, scrimdog@gmail.com

INTRO TO AIKIDO

Where: Aikido of Hilo, No. 203, 29 Shipman St., Hilo

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Details: Exercise your body, mind and spirit with this Japanese martial art, which is an effective self-defense and path of self-development, integrating the whole person — physically, mentally and spiritually. Improves flexibility, endurance and coordination, self-confidence, discipline and awareness. Special rate of $60 for this six-week session. Other class times for adults, teens and youth available; also a special $10 session of aikido exercise class for seniors.

Contact: Barbara Klein, 935-2454, AikidoOfHilo@gmail.com

BLUES DANCE FUNDAMENTALS

Where: Aloha Wellness Center, 239 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays

Details: Explore the variety of styles and expressions of this unique American partner dance. Learn basics such as shifting your partner’s weight, body isolations and ways to move across the floor. No partner or experience required; beginners welcome. Six weeks; cost is $35 or only $20 if you bring a new student. Drop-ins $10.

Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, hilohepcats@gmail.com

BEGINNING SWING DANCE

Where: Aloha Wellness Center, 239 Haili St., Hilo

When: 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays through March 6

Details: Learn the basic footwork, rhythm and pulse, as well as essential partner connection for six-count Lindy hop. Add a few turns and you’ll be on the dance floor having fun in no time. Small, personalized classes; no partner or experience necessary. Six weeks for $35; $10 per class drop-in. Bring a friend who is new to the Hilo Hep Cats and get your own series for only $20.

Contact: Andrea Gill, 959-8216, hoaloha@hawaiiantel.net

Wednesdays

QUILTING AND KNITTING IN HONOKAA

Where: North Hawaii Education and Research Center, 45-539 Plumeria St., Honokaa

When: 9 a.m. Wednesdays

Details: People of any skill level, including beginners, are welcome to attend.

Contact: June, 962-0515, greenfeljoo1@hawaii.rr.com

PARKINSON’S EXERCISE GROUP

Where: YMCA Hilo, 300 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo

When: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday

Details: Great fun and excellent health benefits from exercise. Stand or sit in your chair. Caregivers can attend with no charge.

Contact: Fran Calvert, 982-7511, fcalvert@hawaiiantel.net

WRITER’S GUILD: A FREE GROUP TO SUPPORT WRITERS

Where: Thelma Parker Public Library, 67-1209 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea

When: 10 a.m. Wednesdays

Details: This nonprofit group supporting writers on the Big Island will meet weekly through June and July. Drop in with your ideas or pieces on which you are currently working. Group topics vary according to pieces being discussed.

Contact: Susan Collins, 887-6076, susan.collins@librarieshawaii.org

KIRTAN (SACRED MUSIC)

Where: Polestar Gardens, 7 Noni Farms Road, Pahoa

When: 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays

Details: Kirtan and potluck. Free. Donation requested.

Contact: Ann Gornik, 936-8518, ann@polestargardens.org

Thursdays

SUNRISE YOGA

Where: No Place Like Om Yoga Studio, 65-1237 Kawaihae Road, Waimea

When: 6:15 a.m. Thursdays

Details: A gentle flow class for any level student. Every Thursday.

Contact: No Place Like Om, 640-7204, info@omhawaii.com

POTTERY CLASSES

Where: Kilauea Studios, Kurtistown

When: 10 a.m. Thursdays

Details: Pottery classes available for all skill levels. Wheel, hand-building, high-fire gas kilns. Lots of fun, spacious studio and beautiful setting.

Contact: Jamie Stokes, 799-9657, kilaueastudios@gmail.com

WEEKLY BNI MEETING

Where: Wainaku Executive Center, 26-238 Hawaii Belt Road, Hilo

When: 10:15 a.m. Thursdays

Details: BNI was founded in 1985 by Dr. Ivan Misner “for the primary purpose of building powerful referral networks.” If you want to grow your business by giving and getting referrals, you’re encouraged to call and/or attend.

Contact: Kelly Higaki, 935-5575, royd@savio.com

BEGINNING HULA I WITH PUA BROWN

Where: Hilo Armory, Culture and Education Classroom, 28 Shipman St., Hilo

When: 1 p.m. Thursdays

Details: Classes on Thursdays through March 22. Cost is $55 for 11 sessions. This class focuses on hula through the Hawaiian language and cultural experience.

Contact: Bert or Morty, 961-8706, cultureandeducation@hawaiicounty.gov

BEGINNING HULA II WITH PUA BROWN

Where: Hilo Armory, Culture and Education Classroom, 28 Shipman St., Hilo

When: 2:30 p.m. Thursdays

Details: Classes on Thursdays through March 22. Cost is $55 for 11 sessions. This class focuses on hula through the Hawaiian language and cultural experience.

Contact: Bert or Morty, 961-8706, cultureandeducation@hawaiicounty.gov

HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE STUDY GROUP

Where: North Kohala Public Library, 54-3645 Akoni Pule Highway, Kapaau

When: 3:30 p.m. Thursdays

Details: All ages and skill levels invited to join the study group. This is a group of motivated learners who support each other in increasing their Hawaiian language skills. Newcomers welcome.

Contact: Janet Lam, 889-6655, janet.lam@librarieshawaii.org

BEGINNING HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES

Where: Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano

When: 5 p.m. Thursdays

Details: Papa ‘Olelo Hawai‘i Part One, beginning Hawaiian language courses taught by University of Hawaii at Hilo instructor ‘Alika Guerrero, will be offered for eight weeks. This basics class will focus on simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar and sentence structure. Cost is $90 or $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is “Na Kai ‘Ewalu,” available at the UH-Hilo bookstore. To register or for more information, call VAC or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, 967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

Where: Puna Congregational Church, 16-647 Old Volcano Road, Room 6, Keaau

When: 5 p.m. Thursdays

Details: It is not a diet club, but a fellowship of people recovering from compulsive overeating. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. No dues, fees or weigh-ins.

Contact: OA contact, 345-2753

THURSDAY EVENING POTTERY DROP-IN

Where: Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano

When: 6 p.m. Thursdays

Details: This drop-in style class will allow island residents and visitors the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to an eight- or 10-week series. Emphasis will be placed on getting a feel for working on the potter’s wheel and experiencing the thrill of hand-forming a pot in motion. Students with all levels of clay experience welcome. Cost is $35 or $30 for VAC members.

Contact: Alyssa Johnasen, 967-8222, workshops@volcanoartcenter.org

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS

Where: Center for Spiritual Living, Hawaiian Paradise Park

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays

Details: A new group for people who have a desire to stop gambling. Every Thursday.

Contact: Lucinda, 509-930-6329, 1lukiluci@gmail.com

RANTOKAN KENDO CLUB

Where: Waiakea Recreation Center, 1634 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo

When: 8 p.m. Thursdays

Details: Learn this ancient traditional martial art of Japan and modern-day sport, founded on virtues of samurai training. Cost is $10 per month.

Contact: rantokan.kendo@gmail.com

LINE DANCE CLASS

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 8 p.m. Thursdays

Details: Through Dec. 28; class and party every Thursday. For Elks members and their guests. Cost is $3.

Contact: Andy Aquino, 959-5960, dancingscreenwriter@yahoo.com

Fridays

UNDERSTANDING HAWAIIAN MUSIC

Where: TBA to participants

When: 12:30 p.m. Fridays

Details: For those interested in understanding the words and appreciating the themes of popular Hawaiian songs. A native speaker will teach. No previous knowledge of Hawaiian language necessary. Call if you are interested and for details.

Contact: Laura L. Williams-May, 805-545-0642, laurainslo@gmail.com

WEST AFRICAN DANCE

Where: YWCA, 145 Ululani St., Hilo

When: 6:45 p.m. Fridays

Details: Have fun and sweat while learning West African dance. Taught by Michal Anna Carrillo of Lavaroots Dance Company in Hawi. All levels and drop-ins welcome. Live drumming. Cost is $15.

Contact: Michal Anna Carrillo, 987-4243, lavaroots@gmail.com

SQUARE DANCING FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS

Where: Clem Akina Park, 159 Wainaku St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. Fridays

Details: Meet new people for fun, fellowship and friendship put to music. Led by Bill Yoeman, ACA certified square dance caller and instructor.

Contact: Bill Yoeman, 968-6091

OTHER ONGOING EVENTS

MEMBERSHIP AND PATRON DRIVE

Where: Hawaii Plantation Museum, 27-246 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Papaikou

When: Through Dec. 31

Details: The museum is a nonprofit organization located in the old Yoshiyama Store, formerly the Onomea Sugar Plantation Store. Its mission and purpose is to collect, preserve and exhibit Hawaii Island sugar plantation artifacts and small-business memorabilia for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Contact: Sharri Thornton or Christal Subica, 937-2760, plantationmuseum@gmail.com

PAHOA SENIOR CLASSES

Where: Pahoa Senior Center, 15-3016 Kauhale St., Pahoa

When: Various times and days

Details: Seniors 55 and older can participate in classes including beginning tai chi with instructor Verne Presnall, ceramics, line dancing, hula and ukulele. Classes run through Dec. 8. Call for additional information.

Contact: Margaret Yafuso, 966-5801, myafuso@hawaiicounty.gov

KILNS FOR GLASS AND POTTERY

Where: Ainaloa

When: TBD

Details: Ongoing instruction on building high-fire propane kilns. Date and times are flexible.

Contact: Harr C. Fernald, 747-7289, fernaldh@gmail.com

INDIVIDUAL VOICE INSTRUCTION WITH AMY HORST

Where: Hilo

When: By appointment

Details: Learn vocal power and confidence. Weekly lessons arranged according to student and teacher schedules. Cost is $30 per lesson. Call or email for more information or to register.

Contact: Amy Horst, 640-2898, amysoprano@gmail.com

FREE HELPING HAND FOR SENIORS

Where: 1911 Kalanianaole Ave., No. 608, Hilo

When: 9 a.m.

Details: For seniors who need to be driven to a doctor’s appointment, the store, the park for a walk or just to get out of the house. Call or text.

Contact: Tom, 990-5045

AIKIDO FOR ADULT BEGINNERS AND TEENS

Where: Aikido of Hilo, 29 Shipman St., No. 203, Hilo

When: Various days and times (call or email for additional information)

Details: Exercise your body, mind and spirit with aikido, an effective self-defense and path of self-development, integrating the whole person — physically, mentally and spiritually. Improves flexibility, endurance and coordination, self-confidence, discipline and awareness. Various days and times for classes. Cost is $60 per month; families $90. Check www.AikidoOfhilo.org for additional information.

Contact: Barbara Klein, 935-2454, AikidoOfHilo@gmail.com

COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE CLASS WITH DENISE

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: 6:15 p.m. (call or email for days)

Details: Through March 7. Features two step, swing, waltz and other requests. Learn to spin, dip and weave through traffic. Call or email for more specific information.

Contact: Denise Westbrook, 970-739-6771, dancingscreenwriter@yahoo.com

LEARN TO DANCE SALSA WITH DENISE

Where: Holy Apostles Episcopal Church, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo

When: 7 p.m. (call or email for days)

Details: Through March 6. Get a strong foundation and variations that will last a lifetime. First lesson is $1. Call or email for more specific information.

Contact: Denise Westbrook, 970-739-6771, dancingscreenwriter@yahoo.com

WEST COAST SWING WITH DENISE

Where: Hilo Elks Lodge, 150 Kinoole St., Hilo

When: Begins at 7:30 p.m. March 27

Details: Get a strong foundation and variations that will last a lifetime. For singles and couples. For Elks members and their guests. First lesson is free. Call or email for additional information.

Contact: Denise Westbrook, 970-739-6771, dancingscreenwriter@yahoo.com

AL-ANON EAST HAWAII

Where: Various locations

When: Various times

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